USAF Lockheed F-104 Starfighter DVD
This DVD is a collection on the famous and amazing Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. This is another creation of the genius Kelly Johnson of Lockheed's "Skunk Works" group. What is so amazing is that this aircraft broke all of the level speed records in the mid 1950's and also reached heights of over 90,000 feet. Known as the "Missile with a Man in it", it was also the basis of the famous U-2 Spy plane aka as the Dragon Lady.
Film #1 -
XF-104 Starfighter - In this film by Lockheed, the story of the development of the famous F-104 is told. From a wooden mockup to the final aircraft flying in the air, this is an amazing story. Includes beautiful film footage of the F-104. Runtime is about 13 minutes.
Film #2 -
F-104 Starfighter Training - In this Lockheed film, they are selling large quantities to our allies and it shows the basic fundamentals of the aircraft to our ally pilots as they do a pre-flight walk around. Again, beautiful footage of the F-104. Runtime is about 10 minutes.
Film #3 -
F-104 Starfighter Briefs - In this collection of film stories, it shows the F-104 being introduced, tested, and flying with an ending of a USAF in-flight film using the F-104. Runtime is about 7 minutes.
Film #4 -
William Tell - This is a film from the US Air Forces about the readiness of the Century Jets. Flown throughout North America and Europe, the USAF had a yearly fly-off where these planes were challenged by fellow pilots to see who was the best. This film was in early 1960, and lots to see. Color. Runtime is about 26 minutes.
Film #5 -
U-2 Dragon Lady - What is a Dragon lady? Well, it is an F-104 that was stripped down, highly modified with glider wings and loaded with cameras and used as an amazing spy plane by the CIA. Again, designed by the Lockheed "Skunk works" and Kelly Johnson. Reaching heights of over 80K, it was thought the Russians could not shoot it down, but one day, they did and that brought on the SR-71. The reason it was called the Dragon Lady was because it was very fragile and very dangerous to fly at high altitudes. What a story. Runtime is about 19 minutes.
Film #6 -
Tac Newsreels - These are three films on why and how these Century Series Jets were used. 1st: USAF Joint Strike Command. 2nd: KB-50 re-fueling Plane retires. And 3rd: USAF and our NATO friends. Lots of Century Series Jets in these three films and great information all about the cold war strategies. Runtime is about 14 minutes.
Total runtime for the USAF Lockheed F-104 Starfighter DVD is about 89 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.